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Let's talk about modifying Zastava PAP to accept AK magz

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so Let's talk about modifying Zastava PAP to accept normal double stack AK magazines.... anybody done it, seen it, head of it?

and more importantly for me pls advice on the legality of this mod. 922a applies? if i change it to accept AK magz, do i have to change other parts to US manufactured ones? wat other issues i mite run into? thank you !

 

EDIT: is there a 15rd AK mag out there?

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Hmm... modifying your SKS to accept AK mags makes it a *NAMED assault weapon right (SKS with detachable magazine type)? If you somehow modify something else to accept a AK mag for example... its not illegal then right as long as you follow the rest of the evil assault limitations?

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There are Federal import restrictions that must be obeyed if you modify an imported gun from its sporterized import-friendly configuration. This is a hassle for a lot of imports, but it comes up a lot with AKs because nearly all are foreign made and people in free states want to throw on better parts and standard capacity magazines. Being in NJ, I have left my AK clones in their original imported configuration.

 

http://www.922r.com/

http://gunwiki.net/Gunwiki/LegalFederal922rParts

http://gunwiki.net/Gunwiki/BuildAkVerifyCompliance

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The SKS thing is because your going from non detachable ( you can have all the evil crap you want) to detachable (AWB now applies) and if its a C&R imported gun, you activate 922 by modding it.

 

With the PAP your keeping its NJ legal status, and its fed status. All your doing is going from one style of non-US part to another style of non-US part. Its legal. Now, if the existing magazine is american made (which it isnt) because it HAS to be to maintain legal 922 status on the rifle, the mod is legal but a non US mag would not be legal. But this is not your case.

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Ugh, so much inaccuracy here.

 

In order to make a PAP take AK magazines, you need to do two things:

 

1. Comply with NJ and Federal Law. NJ law allows a PAP with 10/15 round AK magazines. It is not an "assault weapon". To comply with Federal Law, you need to make it comply with 922r. You'll hear a lot of people make a big deal about 922r but it is very simple - your rifle cannot have more than 10 foreign made parts.

 

To achieve 922r compliance with a PAP you would need to add 5 US parts. The easiest way to do this, costing the least amount of money, would be to use US made AK magazines only (TAPCO and SGM Tactical make 10 and 15 round US made AK magazines) and change out your fire control group, which is 3 parts, to a US made TAPCO G2 or Arsenal trigger group. Changing the fire control group is done with your bare hands and the parts simply come out on push pins. These two things replace 6 foreign parts from your gun, put you at 9 foreign parts, 6 US make your rifle legal under both federal and state law.

 

2. Open the magazine well - to do this, you will need a blueprint of an AK receiver, a Dremel with tungsten carbide cutter, and some patience. You would then mill out the magazine well and widen it.

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Ugh, so much inaccuracy here.

 

In order to make a PAP take AK magazines, you need to do two things:

 

1. Comply with NJ and Federal Law. NJ law allows a PAP with 10/15 round AK magazines. It is not an "assault weapon". To comply with Federal Law, you need to make it comply with 922r. You'll hear a lot of people make a big deal about 922r but it is very simple - your rifle cannot have more than 10 foreign made parts.

 

To achieve 922r compliance with a PAP you would need to add 5 US parts. The easiest way to do this, costing the least amount of money, would be to use US made AK magazines only (TAPCO and SGM Tactical make 10 and 15 round US made AK magazines) and change out your fire control group, which is 3 parts, to a US made TAPCO G2 or Arsenal trigger group. Changing the fire control group is done with your bare hands and the parts simply come out on push pins. These two things replace 6 foreign parts from your gun, put you at 9 foreign parts, 6 US make your rifle legal under both federal and state law.

 

2. Open the magazine well - to do this, you will need a blueprint of an AK receiver, a Dremel with tungsten carbide cutter, and some patience. You would then mill out the magazine well and widen it.

 

sorry i got confused a lil. so the trigger group = 3 parts + US made magazine = 1 one part? >>> makes it 4 parts? why re u sayin its 6 parts?

changing a OEM gas piston to a US made one counts as a 1 part also, rite?

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Ugh! @ tuktuk, please, please use proper English and grammar. It's driving me nuts to read your posts.

 

Also, try and use Google whenever you can. There is plenty clear information repeated ad-infinitum on this subject. Then, if you are still confused about AK's and 922, etc., ask away ... but before then let the web do it for you. Sorry for being terse, but I see the same thing on this forum again and again. And I am still surprised that many forum members are so patient! Wow.

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Ugh, so much inaccuracy here.

 

In order to make a PAP take AK magazines, you need to do two things:

 

1. Comply with NJ and Federal Law. NJ law allows a PAP with 10/15 round AK magazines. It is not an "assault weapon". To comply with Federal Law, you need to make it comply with 922r. You'll hear a lot of people make a big deal about 922r but it is very simple - your rifle cannot have more than 10 foreign made parts.

 

To achieve 922r compliance with a PAP you would need to add 5 US parts. The easiest way to do this, costing the least amount of money, would be to use US made AK magazines only (TAPCO and SGM Tactical make 10 and 15 round US made AK magazines) and change out your fire control group, which is 3 parts, to a US made TAPCO G2 or Arsenal trigger group. Changing the fire control group is done with your bare hands and the parts simply come out on push pins. These two things replace 6 foreign parts from your gun, put you at 9 foreign parts, 6 US make your rifle legal under both federal and state law.

 

2. Open the magazine well - to do this, you will need a blueprint of an AK receiver, a Dremel with tungsten carbide cutter, and some patience. You would then mill out the magazine well and widen it.

 

sorry i got confused a lil. so the trigger group = 3 parts + US made magazine = 1 one part? >>> makes it 4 parts? why re u sayin its 6 parts?

changing a OEM gas piston to a US made one counts as a 1 part also, rite?

 

Trigger group is 3 parts (for 922r purposes) = Hammer, Trigger, and Disconnector

Magazine is 3 parts (for 922r purposes) = Follower, Floorplate, and Body

 

Here's a checklist to work with for 922r:

http://thegunwiki.com/Gunwiki/BuildAkVerifyCompliance

 

Start with "Muzzle Attachment" un-checked, as you do not have one. From there, uncheck various parts to see what combinations are legal or not. For safety's sake, pretend your rifle has a pistol grip.

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Ugh! @ tuktuk, please, please use proper English and grammar. It's driving me nuts to read your posts.

 

Also, try and use Google whenever you can. There is plenty clear information repeated ad-infinitum on this subject. Then, if you are still confused about AK's and 922, etc., ask away ... but before then let the web do it for you. Sorry for being terse, but I see the same thing on this forum again and again. And I am still surprised that many forum members are so patient! Wow.

 

tuktuk

ask what you will this is a gun forum not a spelling bee

if you need help ask me and as you can see by my grammer its with the gun.

if you want to put the gun in a small milling machine swing by

 

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Ugh, so much inaccuracy here.

 

In order to make a PAP take AK magazines, you need to do two things:

 

1. Comply with NJ and Federal Law. NJ law allows a PAP with 10/15 round AK magazines. It is not an "assault weapon". To comply with Federal Law, you need to make it comply with 922r. You'll hear a lot of people make a big deal about 922r but it is very simple - your rifle cannot have more than 10 foreign made parts.

 

To achieve 922r compliance with a PAP you would need to add 5 US parts. The easiest way to do this, costing the least amount of money, would be to use US made AK magazines only (TAPCO and SGM Tactical make 10 and 15 round US made AK magazines) and change out your fire control group, which is 3 parts, to a US made TAPCO G2 or Arsenal trigger group. Changing the fire control group is done with your bare hands and the parts simply come out on push pins. These two things replace 6 foreign parts from your gun, put you at 9 foreign parts, 6 US make your rifle legal under both federal and state law.

 

2. Open the magazine well - to do this, you will need a blueprint of an AK receiver, a Dremel with tungsten carbide cutter, and some patience. You would then mill out the magazine well and widen it.

 

 

good info here.. the Tapco G2 is actually a pretty nice FCG anyway..

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15 Rd AK magazines only exist when someone makes them That having been said if you're going to stop by and have junkmanted help you opening up the mag well (very gracious on his part I might add), he can also supply you magazines through his PA hook up. Contact him first obviously.

 

As far as 922 stuff there are 16 AK specific parts:

1. Muzzle device

2. Barrel

3. Gas piston

4. Handguards

5. Trunion (this is the front trunion, the rear trunion does not count)

6. Bolt carrier

7. Bolt

8. Receiver

9. Pistol grip

10. Buttstock

11. Hammer

12. Sear

13. Trigger

14. Magazine body

15. Mag. Floorplate

16. Mag. follower

 

There seems to be some confusion within the community and I don't believe ATF has made a ruling as to whether or not a muzzle nut is considered a muzzle device or not so keep that in mind. If you want to change the gas piston there is an excellent tuturial on AK-Builder.com.

 

There is a guy on the akfiles with the handle 'Ronin' who makes excellent US made grips in a variety of styles (Romanian, Yugo, East German, Israeli, I think he makes 8-12 different kinds) that are excellent. I've got several grips from him and they are awesome.

 

In my opinion you want to avoid relying on Mag parts as you are technically breaking the law if you use different mags that are not compliant but to each his own.

 

Good luck.

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15 Rd AK magazines only exist when someone makes them That having been said if you're going to stop by and have junkmanted help you opening up the mag well (very gracious on his part I might add), he can also supply you magazines through his PA hook up. Contact him first obviously.

 

As far as 922 stuff there are 16 AK specific parts:

1. Muzzle device

2. Barrel

3. Gas piston

4. Handguards

5. Trunion (this is the front trunion, the rear trunion does not count)

6. Bolt carrier

7. Bolt

8. Receiver

9. Pistol grip

10. Buttstock

11. Hammer

12. Sear

13. Trigger

14. Magazine body

15. Mag. Floorplate

16. Mag. follower

 

There seems to be some confusion within the community and I don't believe ATF has made a ruling as to whether or not a muzzle nut is considered a muzzle device or not so keep that in mind. If you want to change the gas piston there is an excellent tuturial on AK-Builder.com.

 

There is a guy on the akfiles with the handle 'Ronin' who makes excellent US made grips in a variety of styles (Romanian, Yugo, East German, Israeli, I think he makes 8-12 different kinds) that are excellent. I've got several grips from him and they are awesome.

 

In my opinion you want to avoid relying on Mag parts as you are technically breaking the law if you use different mags that are not compliant but to each his own.

 

Good luck.

 

Sear is a countable part but not on the AK since it is integrated with the trigger, and the Zastava has an unthreaded muzzle so no attachment. Also you forgot disconnector which is a countable part. His rifle has 15 parts for 922r purposes.

 

Also, SGM tactical makes 15 round "AK" magazines: http://store.carolinashooterssupply.com ... 5rd/Detail

 

Description has a typo on that website, it is in fact 15 rounds. The same company also makes 102, and 20's and 30's for people in the USA.

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Thank You very much JMaster. this is a very generous offer and i mite take u up on it in the future 8)

and Thank You everyone for great intel. now i pretty much know where to start. when i get all the parts together for the project i will run by u one more time just to make sure.

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15 Rd AK magazines only exist when someone makes them That having been said if you're going to stop by and have junkmanted help you opening up the mag well (very gracious on his part I might add), he can also supply you magazines through his PA hook up. Contact him first obviously.

 

As far as 922 stuff there are 16 AK specific parts:

1. Muzzle device

2. Barrel

3. Gas piston

4. Handguards

5. Trunion (this is the front trunion, the rear trunion does not count)

6. Bolt carrier

7. Bolt

8. Receiver

9. Pistol grip

10. Buttstock

11. Hammer

12. Sear

13. Trigger

14. Magazine body

15. Mag. Floorplate

16. Mag. follower

 

There seems to be some confusion within the community and I don't believe ATF has made a ruling as to whether or not a muzzle nut is considered a muzzle device or not so keep that in mind. If you want to change the gas piston there is an excellent tuturial on AK-Builder.com.

 

There is a guy on the akfiles with the handle 'Ronin' who makes excellent US made grips in a variety of styles (Romanian, Yugo, East German, Israeli, I think he makes 8-12 different kinds) that are excellent. I've got several grips from him and they are awesome.

 

In my opinion you want to avoid relying on Mag parts as you are technically breaking the law if you use different mags that are not compliant but to each his own.

 

Good luck.

 

Sear is a countable part but not on the AK since it is integrated with the trigger, and the Zastava has an unthreaded muzzle so no attachment. Also you forgot disconnector which is a countable part. His rifle has 15 parts for 922r purposes.

 

Also, SGM tactical makes 15 round "AK" magazines: http://store.carolinashooterssupply.com ... 5rd/Detail

 

Description has a typo on that website, it is in fact 15 rounds. The same company also makes 102, and 20's and 30's for people in the USA.

 

i thought saiga magz are different from regular AK magz, no?

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Yes I meant disconnector and not sear, thats what i get for copying and pasting. Of course the sear is a seperate FCG part, they just frown on you when you install it. :naughty:

 

He's got a muzzle break so I was assuming he was planning to thread the muzzle?

 

ETA: Actually I think I'm confusing these 2 threads but...

 

Sear is a countable part but not on the AK since it is integrated with the trigger, and the Zastava has an unthreaded muzzle so no attachment. Also you forgot disconnector which is a countable part. His rifle has 15 parts for 922r purposes.

 

Also, SGM tactical makes 15 round "AK" magazines: http://store.carolinashooterssupply.com ... 5rd/Detail

 

Description has a typo on that website, it is in fact 15 rounds. The same company also makes 102, and 20's and 30's for people in the USA.

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Yes I meant disconnector and not sear, thats what i get for copying and pasting. Of course the sear is a seperate FCG part, they just frown on you when you install it. :naughty:

 

He's got a muzzle break so I was assuming he was planning to thread the muzzle?

 

ETA: Actually I think I'm confusing these 2 threads but...

 

Sear is a countable part but not on the AK since it is integrated with the trigger, and the Zastava has an unthreaded muzzle so no attachment. Also you forgot disconnector which is a countable part. His rifle has 15 parts for 922r purposes.

 

Also, SGM tactical makes 15 round "AK" magazines: http://store.carolinashooterssupply.com ... 5rd/Detail

 

Description has a typo on that website, it is in fact 15 rounds. The same company also makes 102, and 20's and 30's for people in the USA.

 

i think it gets a lil more complicated with a muzzle break, no? since i have to weld it on... althou i do know a really good welder

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15 Rd AK magazines only exist when someone makes them That having been said if you're going to stop by and have junkmanted help you opening up the mag well (very gracious on his part I might add), he can also supply you magazines through his PA hook up. Contact him first obviously.

 

As far as 922 stuff there are 16 AK specific parts:

1. Muzzle device

2. Barrel

3. Gas piston

4. Handguards

5. Trunion (this is the front trunion, the rear trunion does not count)

6. Bolt carrier

7. Bolt

8. Receiver

9. Pistol grip

10. Buttstock

11. Hammer

12. Sear

13. Trigger

14. Magazine body

15. Mag. Floorplate

16. Mag. follower

 

There seems to be some confusion within the community and I don't believe ATF has made a ruling as to whether or not a muzzle nut is considered a muzzle device or not so keep that in mind. If you want to change the gas piston there is an excellent tuturial on AK-Builder.com.

 

There is a guy on the akfiles with the handle 'Ronin' who makes excellent US made grips in a variety of styles (Romanian, Yugo, East German, Israeli, I think he makes 8-12 different kinds) that are excellent. I've got several grips from him and they are awesome.

 

In my opinion you want to avoid relying on Mag parts as you are technically breaking the law if you use different mags that are not compliant but to each his own.

 

Good luck.

 

Sear is a countable part but not on the AK since it is integrated with the trigger, and the Zastava has an unthreaded muzzle so no attachment. Also you forgot disconnector which is a countable part. His rifle has 15 parts for 922r purposes.

 

Also, SGM tactical makes 15 round "AK" magazines: http://store.carolinashooterssupply.com ... 5rd/Detail

 

Description has a typo on that website, it is in fact 15 rounds. The same company also makes 102, and 20's and 30's for people in the USA.

 

i thought saiga magz are different from regular AK magz, no?

 

Only difference between a Saiga magazine and an AK magazine is that the Saiga magazine has a little tab on the front of it to serve as a feed ramp as Saigas leave the factory without a feed ramp. To make a Saiga magazine fit in a gun like a PAP, or WASR, etc. all you need to do is file the little tab off the magazine, only takes a couple minutes.

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i thought saiga magz are different from regular AK magz, no?

 

Only difference between a Saiga magazine and an AK magazine is that the Saiga magazine has a little tab on the front of it to serve as a feed ramp as Saigas leave the factory without a feed ramp. To make a Saiga magazine fit in a gun like a PAP, or WASR, etc. all you need to do is file the little tab off the magazine, only takes a couple minutes.

 

sweeeeeet. thank u for the tip

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sweeeeeet. thank u for the tip

 

I should also add that by fit a PAP or WASR, I mean one that has been milled out and can take double stack magazines. A single stack PAP or WASR will not take a Saiga magazine even with the tab ground off as the magazine well is not wide enough of course.

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sweeeeeet. thank u for the tip

 

I should also add that by fit a PAP or WASR, I mean one that has been milled out and can take double stack magazines. A single stack PAP or WASR will not take a Saiga magazine even with the tab ground off as the magazine well is not wide enough of course.

 

hehe of course ...

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Any info on changing/upgrading the furniture on the PAP? I called EAA they said they're going to try to find me some...

 

I would be interested in the wood furniture or even better, a more traditional AK buttock and pistol grip... this is not my forte so as always, info is appreciated.

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Any info on changing/upgrading the furniture on the PAP? I called EAA they said they're going to try to find me some...

 

I would be interested in the wood furniture or even better, a more traditional AK buttock and pistol grip... this is not my forte so as always, info is appreciated.

 

 

Any yugo furniture should fit but dont quote me on that...

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Any yugo furniture should fit but dont quote me on that...

 

I was told that, and please forgive me if I'm wrong because I am not a gun expert, but I was told that regular Yugo furniture does NOT work because of the "trunonions" or something like that being "Sliced on an angle?" ...

 

and therefore they need their own special designed stuff.

 

But please feel free to chime in here with the truth / drop the knowledge /etc. Thanks muchl

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The rear stock on a Yugo only fits other Yugo rifles (or the tabuk). The Rear trunnion is completely different and attaches via a long bolt that goes through the stock from the back to the front as opposed to standard AKM furniture that uses the 2 tang screws.

 

I'm not sure about the front handguards but considering that the Front trunnion on the Yugo rifles are different as well (but they are the same as the front trunnions of other com block RPK's) I'm guessing they may not fit either.

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